Proportion of babies born in Europe after IVF varies 20-foldBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7542.626-b (Published 16 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:626
- Roger Dobson
More than 2% of babies born in some European countries are now the result of assisted reproductive technology. But there is an almost 20-fold variation in the proportion of babies born by such techniques in Europe, a review has found. Denmark has the highest proportion, at 3.9% of all births in 2001, and Latvia has the lowest, at 0.2% (International Journal of Andrology 2006;29:12-16).
The average number of treatments per million inhabitants in 2001was 829, but this varied from 49 to 1923, with the United Kingdom the second lowest …